SARATOGA VIEW ROMPS IN DEBUT
Saratoga View our three-year-old son of Distant View dominated in his debut winning a NY Bred MSW by over eight-lengths on July 30th at Saratoga.
Trainer Rick Violette said, "I really felt the only thing that would beat this horse today was himself. Everyone really let me do the right thing by this horse. His last gate work wasn't his, so I was allowed to give him an extra week and bring him up here where it's much more peaceful to work with him. He trained well over the track, and had a real nice week. This horse has talent, and I wanted him to be as right as possible to run first time we put him in the gate. If you wait this long, you don't want to waste a race."
Jockey Eibar Coa said, "He's still immature. He outclassed them today. Rick (Violette) said he thought this was the best horse in the race, so I wanted to keep him out of trouble. The best place to do that is on the front end, and he made it pretty easily. He was really green in the stretch looking around and kind of throwing his head around, so I had to keep after him, but he was much the best."
Breaking from post nine, Saratoga View got away in good order and quickly struck the front. Saratoga View was over a length clear after a quarter-mile in 23 flat. Eibar Coa sat chilly on Saratoga View allowing him gallop along on the lead as he extended to a five-length advantage after a half-mile in 46.3. Saratoga View accelerated away on the turn and opened up a ten-length lead early in the stretch. Six furlongs went in 1:12.1 Saratoga View ran very greenly in the lane, but Coa kept after Saratoga View to the wire to keep Saratoga View's mind on business and prevent him from getting too sloppy with his lead as he galloped home in front by over eight-lengths.
We'll likely look to run Saratoga View back in a NY Bred "a other than" allowance at Saratoga.